Gear Locations

This page provides up to date information on static gear operations within a particular sea area. Please note that the specified areas are for information only. We strongly suggest that mobile operators working in close proximity to the areas make contact with the vessel/s concerned in order to determine the precise locations of the static gear.

We work to encourage mutual respect between all sectors of the industry so as to avoid spatial conflict.

It is important that static gear is correctly marked; information regarding marking can be found here and here.

In May 2018, the Scottish Government announced new measures to improve requirements for static gear within 12 nm of Scottish baselines. It entails:

  • Issuing guidance setting out best practice for marking static gear
  • Introducing legislation to prevent marking gear with inappropriate items such as milk cartons and netted footballs
  • Requiring licensed fishermen to mark buoys etc. with the PLN
  • Requiring unlicensed fishermen to mark gear with a unique reference number provided by Marine Scotland

Please note, in order to update our website with new creel co-ordinates the following template (which can be found here) must be completed and sent to

Sienna DE 1 – 01.03.2024

1st March 20241709251200000 || 1709251200

Aurora AH 17, Asterion AH 15 & Ashley AH 90 Creels – 26.02.2024

26th February 20241708905600000 || 1708905600

Lily V WK 46 Creels – 22.02.2024

22nd February 20241708560000000 || 1708560000

Boy Gordon A 441 Creels – 05.02.2024

5th February 20241707091200000 || 1707091200